BIOL 0123 Science Proficiency
The primary objective is to
provide knowledge of the basic concepts and principles of physical and life
sciences. This course does not apply toward total credit hours for graduation.
Prerequisite: MATH 0114 or equivalent.
BIOL 1114 General Biology
BIOL 1134 General
A general survey of
environmental science. Includes an introduction to basic ecological principles
with an emphasis on major modes of environmental pollution. Lab a minimum of two
hours per week.
BIOL 1144 General Cellular
An introduction to inorganic
and organic chemistry, with an extensive survey of cell structure, cellular
metabolism, enzymes, mitosis, and meiosis, Mendelian genetics, and molecular
genetics. Lab two hours per week.
BIOL 2104 General Botany
Basic processes and
structures in plants; their relation to factors in the environment; reproduction
heredity; heritable and non-heritable variations in plants and their causes and
consequences are studied. Previous course in chemistry recommended. Laboratory
required. Prerequisite: BIOL 1144.
BIOL 2124 Microbiology
General microbiology with
emphasis on fundamentals of morphology, physiology, and growth related
activities of pathogenic and nonpathogenic disease producing organisms.
Principles involved in susceptibility and resistance to infections and the uses
of immune sera and vaccines. Lab two hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 1144.
BIOL 2205 General Zoology
A survey of the animal
kingdom, with special emphasis on phylogenetic relationships, structural
adaptation, and ecological significance of the major phyla. A minimum of two
hours of lab per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 1144.
BIOL 2215 Anatomy and
An introduction to the
principles of the structure and function of the human body. A beginning course
designed to emphasize the integration of all body systems. Lecture three hours,
lab three hours. Prerequisite: BIOL 1144 or permission of instructor.
BIOL 2285 Anatomy
A study of the structure of
the human body with emphasis on dissection and analysis of organ systems.
Requires three hours of lecture each week and three hours of lab per week.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1144 or BIOL 2205 or permission of instructor.
BIOL 3004 Field Botany
An introduction to Oklahoma
flora based upon classification, distribution, and natural history of
representatives of the plant phyla of this region. Laboratory and extensive
fieldwork required. Prerequisite: BIOL 2104.
BIOL 3014 Ecology of Mammals
A study of morphology,
systematics, and distribution of mammals in Oklahoma, North America, and
globally: biogeography, evolution, and physiological, morphological, and
behavioral adaptations. Prerequisite: BIOL 2205.
BIOL 3024 Genetics
An introduction to basic
concepts of Mendelian genetics and an inquiry into the basic processes of
evolution. Laboratory required. Prerequisites: BIOL 1144 and CHEM 1315. MATH
2843 is recommended.
BIOL 3034 General Ecology
A study of the structure and
function of ecosystems including a survey of the aquatic and terrestrial
habitats. Includes laboratory and field trips. Prerequisites: BIOL 2205 and BIOL
BIOL 3104 Plants and Civilization
The study of the interaction between plants and human
cultures in both historical and contemporary societies. This course examines the
use of plants as medicine, foods, and materials within social and scientific
settings. Prerequisite: BIOL 1114, BIOL 1134, or BIOL 1144.
BIOL 3204 Physiology
A study of the functions and
biochemical processes of the cells, tissues, and organ systems, with special
emphasis on humans. Laboratory required. Prerequisites: BIOL 1144 and 2285, or
BIOL 2205 and CHEM 1315.
BIOL 3275 Comparative
comparative study of the morphology and evolution of the vertebrates as well as
function and evolution of various representative organ systems. Lab three hours
per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 2205.
BIOL 3504 Molecular Biology
Course will include structure
and function of cells and sub cellular components, syntheses and regulation of
DNA, RNA and protein, cell cycles, chromosome structure, and cell
differentiation. Lab will include studies of cellular and chromosomal structure
and basic molecular biology techniques. Laboratory required. Prerequisites:
BIOL 1144, CHEM 1315, and CHEM 1415.
BIOL 3513 Environmental
Studies the requirements and
regulations of wildlife/natural resources on a regional and global scale.
Emphasis will be given to ecosystem management, landscape ecology, and threats
to environmental and global biodiversity. Prerequisite: BIOL 3034.
BIOL 3525 Biology of Microorganisms
physiology, genetics, evolution, and diversity of prokaryotic microorganisms and
their impact on humans and the environment. Laboratory four hours per week.
Prerequisites: BIOL 1144, CHEM 1415. Recommended: CHEM 3125.
BIOL 4014 Ornithology
A study of classification,
distribution, identification, life histories and evolution of birds. Specimen
preparation and field techniques emphasize Oklahoma species. Prerequisite: BIOL
BIOL 4153 Molecular Genetics
Study of transcription,
translation, and replication, gene organization, regulation, and expression at
the molecular level for prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Prerequisites: BIOL 1144
and CHEM 1415. CHEM 3125 is recommended.
BIOL 4303 Plant and Animal
An introduction to the
effects caused by exposure of living organisms to chemical substances. Reading,
research, and discussions on environmental effects and consequences of organic
and inorganic toxins are required. Prerequisites: BIOL 2205, BIOL 2104, and CHEM
BIOL 4414 Immunology
The study of fundamental
principles of immunity and hypersensitivity as well as the functional expression
of the immune system. Laboratory required. Prerequisite:
BIOL 4524 Field Zoology
An introduction to local
animal life based upon classification, distribution, and natural history of
representatives of the animal phyla of this region. Laboratory and extensive
field work required. Prerequisite: BIOL 2205.
BIOL 4554 Aquatic Biology
Aquatic Biology is an introduction to the study of freshwater
systems. Local freshwater ecosystems will be described and characterized in
terms of physiographic and biological features emphasizing their inherent
ecological relationships. Extensive fieldwork will introduce students to
surveying techniques and analytical evaluation of freshwater systems.
Prerequisites: BIOL 2205, BIOL 2104, CHEM 1315. CHEM 1415 recommended.
BIOL 4602 Biology Research Methods I
Introduction to research methods and design in the biological
sciences. Students will synthesize a proposal of an original research project
presented in oral and written format for the benefit of a non-specialist
audience. Prerequisite: eight upper-division hours in biology.
BIOL 4801 Biology Research Methods II
research problem proposed in Biology Research Methods I (BIOL 4602). Students
will complete research methods, conduct proposed research, analyze results, and
present data in oral and written format for the benefit of a non-specialist
audience. Prerequisite: BIOL 4602, or permission required